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Angry Birds goes free on iOS for a week

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Angry Birds needs no introduction. If you managed to somehow get on the internet, find this site and are reading this there is almost a 100% chance that you know what Angry Birds is.

The original game went on sale on iOS back in December 2009. Since then, it has always cost a dollar for the iPhone version and three on the iPad. Now, for the first time since it went on sale, the original Angry Birds has gone free for a limited time. Read more »

Temple Run: Oz now available on iOS and Android

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There is a new Temple Run game in town and this one is based on a movie. Made in partnership Disney, Temple Run: Oz, like Temple Run: Brave before, is based on one of Disney’s upcoming movies, in this case Oz the Great and Powerful.

The game is not far too different from previous Temple Run games and seems to be using the same engine as Temple Run 2. You will notice some similarities, such as the flowing level design, where the track gently bends, rises or dips unlike the flat, straight tracks on older Temple Run games. However, there are several differences that set this game apart. Read more »

Google Maps for iOS gets its first update

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Nearly three months after releasing the much awaited Maps application for iOS, Google has finally released an update for it, which brings with it some useful new features.

One of the key new features is the ability to search through your Google contacts. All you have to do is sign into your Google account and then just type the name of the contact into the search field. The app still gives preference to locations but if you wait a while the contact name will appear. Read more »

Apple’s market cap drops below $400 billion for the first time in ages

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Apple’s stock has a taken a hit and the company’s market cap have dropped below $400 billion for the first time since January 2012. The Cupertino’s stock has been wobbling ever since the launch of the fifth-generation iPhone and according to few reports, the investors are concerned about the company’s contracting profit margins.

Apple’s upcoming products and innovations along with the superabundance of the assets have all raised a cause of concern among the investors, resulting in the drop of company’s share price and overall market cap. Read more »

Evasi0n jailbreak now powers more than 14 million iOS 6.x devices

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Evasi0n’s jailbreak has been one of the most popular tools to jailbreak any Apple device. The recently launched jailbreak tool for iOS 6.x had been used to hack more than 7 million iOS devices in just about four days and the tool now runs on over 14 million Apple devices.

According to a tweet from pod2g, one of the team members of Evad3rs, who are responsible for the jailbreak, has revealed the latest stats of the tool. The tweet also disclosed that the Evasi0n jailbreak (all versions) is now running on more than 23 million unique iDevices. Read more »

Here is why Apple’s Lightning AV adapters are expensive

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Apple’s Lightning Digital AV adapter is often criticized for carrying an expensive price tag, but the potential these adapters carry is very little known. The folks at Panic have torn down the adapter and were able to unveil its hidden capabilities.

The Lightning Digital AV adapters is designed to support full 1080p HD display but the tests revealed that the device’s maximum and optimum resolution was only 1600×900 pixles. So, the iPhone 5 and iPad mini, which claims to support video outputs up to 1080p is not possible and you get 1600×900 instead. Read more »

Rovio and DreamWorks team up to lauch The Croods mobile game on March 14

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There’s another non-Angry Birds title headed to Rovio’s gaming portfolio, folks. The Finnish developer has teamed up to release a mobile game, based on the film studio’s upcoming animated movie The Croods.

The Croods mobile game will be available for both iOS and Android on March 14 – a week before the movie’s premiere. Read more »

iFixit rates Apple and Microsoft lowest in repairability amongst tablets

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iFixit, the folks behind all those thorough device teardowns, we’ve come to know and love, have released a tablet ranking, based on how easy they are to take apart and repair.

The new Microsoft Surface devices and the recent iPad generations all rate very poorly amongst other tablets on the list, due in large part to the adhesive used on the devices, which renders them easily breakable while trying to take apart. Read more »

Foursquare for iOS redesigned with Explore section to help you find places quickly

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Foursquare, the location based social networking website has updated its iOS application and the app now comes with the updated Explore, which shows you more recommendations on a single screen and allows you to compare results.

As before, the app shows you relevant information as per your needs and you can see the ratings of places, whether you have friends who have visited them and much more. The update also lets you see the directions and menu items of a place with a single tap. Read more »

YouTube for iOS now comes with send-to-TV option and improved streaming

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The users of YouTube for iOS have been enjoying the streaming via AirPlay for quite a while now, but the latest update to the application adds the Send to TV option, which allows you to streaming content to your Smart TV, Xbox or Sony PS3.

The latest version of the application also comes with improved streaming over a slow Wi-Fi connection,, allowing anyone on the same Wi-Fi network to join in to control the video or queue videos. Read more »

Apple iPhone 5 video stabilization given a proper spanking by Morpho MovieSolid software

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As we were cruising through the MWC 2013 grounds a particularly interesting piece of Android software caught our eye. Developed by the relatively unknown Japanese company Morpho, the MovieSolid video stabilization doesn’t require any special hardware to work, yet yields impressive results.

Using only the data from the camera sensor and the smartphone’s gyro sensor (if available), the MovieSolid solution manages to turn an otherwise shaky video into something that looks as if shot with a steadicam. We tested the software against the Apple iPhone 5, which we have found to have the best digital stabilization in the smartphone game so far and we were really stunned by the result. Read more »

Chrome Super Sync Sports lets you play games with your smartphone as a controller

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A nifty new Chrome experiment has caught our eye recently, one which lets you and your friends use smartphones or tablets to control online games.

You and up to three other people can swim, cycle or run your fingers against each other in this nifty new way to have fun with your mobile devices. Read more »

Pandora limits mobile streaming to 40 hours a month due to the rising royalty costs

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The popular internet radio service Pandora has announced the implementation of its new 40 hours per month limit on mobile listening. However, the new limitation is expected to affect less than 4% of the total monthly listeners (probably, the abusers) as the average listener spends approximately 20 hours a month listening to Pandora.

Pandora’s per track royalty rates has been on the raise and according to few reports the royalty rates have increased by more than 25% over the last 3 years and have invoked the company to implement the new limits. Read more »

Real Racing 3 sees a wider release on iOS and Android

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After curiously launching only in New Zealand on the App Store, EA has now finally released Real Racing 3 globally for both iOS and Android devices. The game is free to download and weighs in at 716MB on iOS.

For those who are not aware, Real Racing is a series of (fairly) realistic racing games that first debuted on iOS and then arrived on Android with Real Racing 2. In the latest iteration, EA is promising even more realism than before. Read more »

Google Play Books now available in India

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The Google Play Store has been available in India since its inception, but so far, the only content you could purchase were apps and games.

Google has now added a second category to the store with the introduction of Google Play Books. You will see the new addition immediately after launching the Play Store app on your Android device. Just like the apps, the books are arranged into various categories as well as groups such as books below ₹100, books below ₹50, etc. Read more »